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Alcatel OneTouch Unveils the Hero 2

Featuring LTE octa-core CPU, 6-inch Full HD edge to edge display, Hero 2 is designed for an unprecedented user experience for speed, graphics and data processing. Alcatel OneTouch introduces the Hero 2 smartphone, the newest arrival to the Hero family to revolutionize digital creativity. Equipped with an LTE octa-core processor, this powerful device …

Entry-level the Way It Should Be: Xiaomi’s New Redmi 2

The sequel to the Redmi 1S is here. Xiaomi just unveiled the second version of its Redmi/Hongmi entry-level phone. The Xiaomi Redmi 2/Hongmi 2 comes with a a 4.7″ 720p screen, 64-bit chipset and dual-SIM/dual-4G connectivity. The screen keeps the 4.7″ diagonal, comes from Sharp and is a 720p IPS unit with 312ppi. Xiaomi has even enabled color temperature …

Apple Patents An iPhone Drop Protection Mechanism That Changes Device Angle In Freefall

A few weeks ago, Apple registered a new patent which describes a system that can actually re-orient an iPhone during freefall, changing the angle of its eventual impact with the ground after first determining how best to shift it to make sure the fall does as little damage as possible. Weirdly enough, this patent includes other fantastic scenarios which …

Hail The Newcomer: Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus

It is everything Steve Jobs always refuted in his living days. A bigger iPhone? A protruding camera? A hybrid between the already anti-Jobs iPad mini and the iPhone? We truly don’t know if the new iPhone 6 Plus would have seen the light of day if Steve Jobs was still here. But I digress. The iPhone 6 Plus is here now. And in all honesty, I never …

Gorilla Glass 4 Announced

If you own a smartphone (and we bet you do), chances are its display is covered with Gorilla Glass. Like 95% chance. And guess what? Today Corning has announced Gorilla Glass 4. The focus this time around is to prevent damage caused by the most common accident to befall smartphones – dropping. With every iteration, Corning assure us that Gorilla …

iPhone 6 Officially Launching in Lebanon

When it comes to Lebanon, we have doubts about anything that is labelled ‘official’. Nevertheless, we did receive formal news, stating the following: “Arab Business Machine, Apple Authorised Distributor for the Middle East, announced today it will offer iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the biggest advancements in iPhone history, at leading modern trade …

Is This the New Nexus?

We love leaks, especially when they come from the famous leaker Evan Blass, also known on Twitter as @evleaks. Although retired, it didn’t hamper him so far giving us some pretty juicy leaks. And today is the day when Android fans and purists will start getting their credit cards ready. At first, the clock shows 5:00; which is a hint for the …

LG G3 Review, the LG Way

Usually when reviewing a phone, we get to have some time with it, and we tend to use the device as a daily driver. This time around, LG used a new approach, and we loved it, to say the least. We first received an email stating that the review of this device will be different; a different approach and we would have to be patient and wait for the …

Android One: Making Cheaper Phones Look ‘Alright’

In an nutshell, Google has introduced something called Android One, some kind of standard whereby it defines minimum specs for all smartphones wanting to claim the Android One branding. For instance, immediately after the official announcement by Google in India last week, three Android One phones were introduced on the Indian market (produced by Micromax, …

Setting New Standards: Moto E Review

Mid-range smartphones rarely please or attract avid smartphone geeks, as they’re often bundled with compromises and offer little (if any) innovation. Motorola and its Moto G came to reverse this trend with stellar performance for a low-cost price-tag, a clean design and a near-vanilla Android UI. Motorola did it again. The Moto E is an …

Nokia and Android Meet Finally: Nokia X Review

Nokia announced an Android phone called the X just two months before completing its merger with Microsoft. Now this thing alone killed me. I felt like I did not understand one single thing anymore. Nokia? Android? What about Microsoft? What about Windows Phone? … it led me all the way to think why the hell did Nokia ditch Android a few years back??!! Moving …

Can Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Be the Ultimate Phone?

What does the Galaxy S5 bring onto the table? It simply concentrates on you, your life, on what matters most, in an effort to make you feel more powerful. Here is how and why. The Galaxy S5 features a battery pack with a capacity of 2.800 mAh combined with a greatly reduced power consumption. It does not stop here: If you’re in an emergency …